Rev. Dr. Amy S. Ciceron
Dr. Ciceron preached her trial sermon in April 1999 after accepting her calling in August 1998. She was Ordained a Deacon in November 2002 and an Elder in May 2004 by the late Bishop Cecil Bishop, and served as an associate minister at Little Rock African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Charlotte, North Carolina from 1998 – June 2006, where, as member and minister, she served as Senior Choir President, Little Rock Choir President, Young Adult in Christian Ministry (YACM) Representative, Young Adult Missionary Society, Christian Education Director, Culinary Ministry Volunteer, Bible Study & Sunday School Teacher, and Coordinator & Instructor of New Members Classes. Dr. Ciceron graduated with honors (cum laude) with her Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina on May 14, 2005. She was awarded the L.C. Asbury Award in 2004 and the Interpreters Award in 2005 for her outstanding leadership, Christian character, & academic success and potential. On June 2, 2012, Dr. Ciceron received the Doctor of Ministry Degree, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. Her project entitled, “Where Healing Begins: Developing a Model for Healing and Restoration of Shiloh Church Through the Class Leader System,” lead her to develop training for Class Leaders to educate, equip, and empower them to lead. It was a blessing to Shiloh and sure to bless any small group leader. This work is registered with the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Dr. Ciceron was appointed pastor of Reeve's Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Davidson, NC, in June 2006, by Bishop George Washington Carver Walker, Sr. Her time at Reeves Temple was marked by her community involvement and tireless work with the membership to improve the church, to include installing a new audio system, new flooring, and making need repairs to the ‘The Lingle Hut’. She also initiated the procedure to have The Lingle Hut, 1 of only 2 original log cabins in Mecklenburg County, declared an Historic Landmark. The Historical Designation was realized subsequent to her tenure. In June 2008, Dr. Ciceron was appointed Pastor of the Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church, Statesville, NC, where she served as Budget Chairperson for the Statesville District, Member of the Western North Carolina Conference Finance Committee, & Conference Studies Instructor of Ethics. Under her leadership, God blessed Shiloh to remodel all restrooms & both Narthexes, improved fiscal accountability, reignited & reinvigorated the Class Leader System, developed new leaders, initiate a Summer Feeding Program, Summer Camp & Food Pantry, and to purchase adjacent land for growth and expansion. On March 2, 2014, Bishop W. Darin Moore appointed Dr. Ciceron as Pastor of St. Julia AME Zion Church, Jacksonville, NC. Currently, she serves on the New Bern District Finance Committee and Local Preacher’s Committee, and Chair of the North Carolina Admissions Committee, Conference Trustee, and Conference Studies Instructor.
Dr. Ciceron is married to Jean-Franck Ciceron and they are the proud parents of Gabrielle Marie (13) & Nicholas Antoine (9). Dr. Ciceron is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. A sought after preacher, teacher, and workshop presenter, Dr. Ciceron is certain of her calling to preach the Gospel message and be a vehicle for God to promote healing and wholeness in the lives of others. The scripture that God gave to shape her calling was Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Dr. Ciceron had committed herself to being that vessel of healing wherever God sends her to minister.